Portuguese Institute of Oncology Porto
Maria has worked as a nurse at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology, in Oporto, since 2010 and at the Health Line, a phone service in Portugal, doing medical triage. She holds an MSc in Medical Informatics from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto: her master’s dissertation was ‘Support telephone system to colorectal patients in treatment and follow up’. The project of dissertation continues with a program of Telenursing to follow up to cancer patients. She is a specialist nurse in community nursing from the Oporto Nursing School and holds a specialization in forensic medicine from the Abel Salazar Biomedical Institute, University of Porto. She is a member of the European Oncology Nurse Society, working in the communication working group. She is also a member of the Portuguese Oncology Nurse Society and a co-coordinator from the working group of Young Cancer Nurses in Portugal and works with EONS across Europe. She is part of the scientific council of the non-for-profit organization for cancer patients (CADO) Oncology Patient Supports Centre.
Her research interests are in communication in oncology, cancer symptom management, telemedicine and telenursing, social media and medical informatics apply to cancer treatment management.